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University of Utah Pediatric Intensivist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Intensivist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY2022 or later


The Division of Pediatric Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking additional Pediatric Intensivists. Clinical responsibilities will include attending in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) at Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ); Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah; and Primary Children’s Miller Campus in Lehi, Utah, starting in 2024. Clinical time may also be performed at outlying facilities in the region and care rendered via telemedicine. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration/service, as well as advocacy.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Utah provides intensive care services for patients with critical illnesses admitted to PCH . Division faculty members attend both a 28- bed PICU and/or a 16-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit ( CICU ). There are over 2,000 PICU and 600 CICU admissions annually. Our faculty also staff a 4-bed PICU at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah. Currently a second children’s hospital, Primary Children’s Miller Campus, is in the midst of construction in Lehi, Utah, with an anticipated opening date in January 2024. This will include a 10 bed PICU . The PICU at Utah Valley Hospital will close upon opening of the Miller Campus PICU . The units are staffed with pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, PICU fellows, and board-certified critical care pediatricians. The clinical services provided span all modalities of life-sustaining therapy, including mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and support, post-operative cardiac and neurosurgical care, trauma management, continuous renal replacement therapy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

The Department and University offer a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information, please contact Jill Sweney, M.D., Interim Division Chief at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/03/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02855F

Type Faculty